Whether you are planning a personal event or an organizational benefit, planning an event is hard work. It takes considerable skill, planning, organization, and negotiation. It takes paying attention to a million little details, usually alongside everything else you normally do in a day. Planning an event, even a small one, can become complex, time consuming, and stressful.
If you are planning an event on top of normal job duties and life activities, you may be having difficulty finding the time to handle everything that you need to do. This not only adds to stress, it can be completely impossible. When you are juggling so many balls, it can seem like just a matter of time before one falls.
To have any hope of managing all of the tasks for the event as well as your normal life, you have to make time for yourself. They say that you can’t pour from an empty cup, and the cliché is true. If you don’t take time for self-care, you will be much more likely to drop the ball on something important.
Taking time for yourself doesn’t have to mean putting important tasks on hold. Even taking just a few minutes at different points of the day and dedicating that time to self care can be very beneficial.
Here are some ideas for self-care that you can practice in just a few minutes:
- Meditate in a quiet place for 10 minutes
- Take a 15 minute music break
- Spend 30 minutes exercising or going for a nature walk
- Enjoy a soothing cup of hot tea between tasks
- Take a 5 minute social media break
- Spend a few minutes looking up funny memes or cat videos
The important thing to remember is that every little bit of self-care really does help. When you are extremely busy and handling multiple tasks and projects, taking little 5 and 10 minute breaks can help you keep your sanity, decrease anxiety, and improve your cognitive abilities.
Of course, the best way to manage the stress of event planning is delegation. When you can farm out the work to vendors and partners, it can free up time for the other necessities of your life. If you are needing help planning your event, contact us today for assistance.